NORWALK, Conn., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that OBGYN.net will present new research and topics related to improving neonatal and maternal outcomes over the coming weeks.
Through new research and empirical evidence, best practices and recommendations are evolving. Researchers have found ways to improve neonatal health by reducing preterm births and discovering ways to help counteract maternal behaviors that may harm the developing fetus. In addition, clinicians and researchers are learning more about how to better identify risks for adverse events in mothers, from obstetrical hemorrhages to postpartum/maternal depression.
Some recent highlights include:
- Vitamin C Benefits the Offspring of Pregnant Smokers: Ideally, women who are pregnant should not smoke. But for those who can't break the habit, taking daily supplements of vitamin C can help improve the respiratory health of their infants, according to new research.
- New Recommendations Highlight the Importance of Adequate Maternal Iodine Consumption: The American Academy of Pediatrics just released recommendations suggesting that all pregnant and breastfeeding women should take iodine supplements, an element needed for the developing brain. Most processed foods don't use iodized salt, and since processed foods have become a staple in many US households, many women are not consuming adequate levels of iodine.
- Maternal Depression Is Being Underestimated: Women are considered to be most at risk for postpartum depression in the first 12 months after delivery. However, a new study has found that maternal depression occurs most often in the fourth postpartum year, suggesting that surveillance for maternal depression needs to be extended well beyond the 6-week or 12-month postpartum visit.
About UBM Medica US
Addressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach -- online, in print, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, websites, online communities, drug databases, digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Websites include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, RheumatologyNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com. UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect – which provides marketing services across a number of communities, the largest of which are healthcare, medical device design and advanced manufacturing. UBM Connect also includes UBM Studios, the global leader in interactive digital environments. UBM Connect is a UBM plc company. For more information, visit www.UBMMedicaUS.com.
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